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White Davidson (1810)

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White Davidson
Born in Blount County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 8 Nov 2019 | Created 6 Nov 2019
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White Davidson was born about 1810 in Blount County, Tennessee, to Samuel Davidson and Charity Williams. He married Elizabeth Rex "Tinnie" Bobbitt, but this may have been his second marriage. His first wife may have been Dorothy Bobbitt and they married in 1838. I haven't yet found a marriage record for Elizabeth Bobbitt, who was 12 years younger than he was, according to the 1850 census. The two women may have been sisters or cousins. White and Elizabeth Bobbitt had seven children. Two of their children, Matthew and Emily Katherine, married siblings Nancy and William L. McCain.

1840 United States Federal Census [1]

Name: White Davidson
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Jackson, Alabama
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4

1850 United States Federal Census [2]

Name: White Davidson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Jackson County, Jackson, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1810
Birthplace: Tennessee
House Number: 673
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
White Davidson M 40 Tennessee
Elizabeth Davidson F 28 Kentucky
Martha Davidson F 11
Robert Davidson M 7 Alabama
Mathew Davidson M 6 Alabama
Emily Davidson F 2 Alabama

General Land Office Records [3]

Name: White Davidson
Issue Date: 1 Jan 1859
Place: Jackson, Alabama, USA
Land Office: Centre
Meridian: Huntsville
Township: 4-S
Range: 8-E
Section: 17
Accession Number: AL3280__.500
Document Number: 17152

By 1860, White Davidson had passed away. His youngest child was 1 year old, so he died between 1859 and early 1860. The record above shows he was alive in January of 1859 and purchased land in Huntsville, Alabama.

1860 United States Federal Census [4]

Name: Matthew A Davis [sic]
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1860
Event Place: Division 1, Jackson, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Race: White
Race (Original): [Blank]
Birth Year (Estimated): 1845
Birthplace: Alabama
Page: 116
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Elizabeth R Davis F 41 Kentucky
Robert C Davis M 17 Alabama
Matthew A Davis M 15 Alabama
Emily F Davis F 12 Alabama
Margaret A Davis F 7 Alabama
Mary E Davis F 6 Alabama
William M Davis M 1 Alabama


  1. 1840 United States Federal Census, White Davidson, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jackson, Alabama; Roll: 7; Page: 6; Family History Library Film: 0002333. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. See:
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 November 2019), Emily Davidson in household of White Davidson, Jackson county, Jackson, Alabama, United States; citing family 673, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007. White Davidson, issued 01 January 1859 for land in on the Huntsville meridian. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. See:
  4. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), William M Davis in entry for Elizabeth R Davis, 1860.

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